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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Owain is home!!!

He actually came home last Thursday May 29th!

We have been getting settled, going to different Dr visits and trying to get some rest. The kids are so excited to have him home. It was very strange for them to be with out their parents for so long. They were just as disappointed every time his discharge got pushed back as we were. His incision is a bit infected, about a half inch or the very top. It is pretty common because babies pull at the bandage & irritate it & when they eat they drool milk on it or spit up on it. He is on some antibiotics for that & it is much better than it was last week. He is still on a few meds, not to much & nothing major.

He is doing really well and loves to be around his family!

I have been so busy catching up with everything since he got home & have had a hard time making it to my computer. And of course my computer had to crap out on me last weekend & I spent too much time getting it working again. Now we are getting these crazy thunderstorms & tornado warnings & my computer is pretty much turned off most of the day.

And the foundation for our back addition is finally done, so no more excavation equipment in our back yard! Whew, I am glad that is over...What a mess! I got a few pictures of that, but I will have to get them downloaded some other time.

We are so thankful for all the meals that are coming our way! It is such a huge help! I have been trying to clean my house for days & it still looks like a tornado actually hit our house LOL! What a mess!

I also lit a new candle for him

This time from now until he has his second surgery is going to be the most critical time. We have to watch his oxygen levels & monitor them every day. He will grow so fast that he will soon outgrow his first surgery. When his oxygen saturation starts to drop he will go back in for a catheter procedure to check on his arteries & then he will be scheduled for his next surgery. The first one was called a BT Shunt & the next one will be the Glenn procedure to route all of his blood coming down from his head directly to his lungs. Another reason, aside from his growth, that we have to watch him so closely, is that he could get a blood clot on the shunt...which is a gortex tube. He is taking aspirin as a blood thinner to reduce the risk of clotting.

...So I lit another candle for him...I started a new group, named Owain, because there were lots of different families lighting candles who had some one in the family with Heart Disease or Congenital Heart Defects & I wanted a candle just for him...

Thank you so much to every one who has sent gift cards, food, $$, activities, books & games for the kids, mom gifts for me, prayers, cards, support & love!! I really can't thank you enough or tell you how much it means to us!


Lisa Curcio said...

(Anonymous) wrote:
Jun. 5th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)

Wonderful news

Hi Lisa, we found out last week that Owain came home and have been patiently waiting to hear from you. He is so beautiful and it looks like he is smiling in the pictures. The boys must be thrilled. Give them all a hug and kiss from us.

Love, Lorraine & Steve

Lisa Curcio said...

Anonymous) wrote:
Jun. 5th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)

Wonderful news!

Welcome home, Little Owain! thanks for taking the time to update us, Gaia. He's so cute in those pictures! It doesn't look like all the crap he's been thru has phased him much. That's one resilient little guy!


Lisa Curcio said...

luckylibra wrote:
Jun. 5th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)

YAY!!!! Lisa I am sooooo happy for you all!!! Please give that precious lil boy a nuzzle from Lucky!!

Lisa Curcio said...

samantha_vimes wrote:
Jun. 5th, 2008 08:25 am (UTC)

Wow. This has been so rough, but it's so worth it. Looking at his expressions in those pictures, you can see he's already got an active, curious mind. I hope he continues to do well.

Lisa Curcio said...

rosegardenfae wrote:
Jun. 5th, 2008 11:37 am (UTC)

Wonderful to hear that he is home with his family, the best place to be surrounded with love. Thanks for the update and take care of yourself too!!

Lisa Curcio said...

(Anonymous) wrote:
Jun. 5th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)


Hi Lisa,

I am not sure how I didn't know about any of this, but I just saw it today. Anyway, congrats on Owain's birth. He is just beautiful! It sounds like you have been having a very scary time (to put it mildly!) but hopefully having him home now will help speed his recovery.

I hope Owain is a blessing to you and your family for many years to come!


Lisa Curcio said...

(Anonymous) wrote:
Jun. 6th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)

Sending Owain lots of love

oh Lisa, I'm so happy to hear this and see the fab photos of little Owain.. I'm sending you both lots of love, Hedgewitch xx

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